Weekly Highlights November 17, 2014

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:20am

Recent Research Conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute Attempts to Answer Important Questions for Company Management

In the months of October, November and December each week we will be releasing the top 10 GRI sustainability aspects from three different sectors. The results are based on G&A's "Sustainability - What Matters?" analysis of 1,246 sustainability reports, across 35 sectors, for their level of disclosure around 84 GRI Performance Indicators, and 37 GRI Aspects.

The next three Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects released are for the Equipment, Financial Services and Food & Beverage sectors. We list them here for your ease of access.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Forest & Paper Products Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Forest & Paper Products Sector

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Healthcare Products Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Healthcare Products Sector?

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Healthcare Services Sector
Sustainability – What Matters in the Healthcare Services Sector?

WEBINAR: The Identification of ESG Risks Posed to Companies -- Introducing an Important Tool to Help Identify, Analyze and Manage Critical Risks
Presented by G&A Institute and RepRisk
Mark Your Calendar -- Tuesday November 18 at 10am EST

G&A Institute and RepRisk ESG Business Intelligence are pleased to invite you to this upcoming complimentary webinar, on Tuesday, November 18, 10am Eastern Standard Time/USA.  It is now conventional wisdom that the early identification and management of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues is essential to protecting corporate and brand reputation, as well as enhancing capital markets valuations.  Effective management of key ESG risks – including environmental pollution and climate change, preventing human rights abuses, addressing bribery and corruption, and effective management of supply chain and sourcing – is a critical task for executives and managers.

Top Story of the Week

5 Keys to Producing Successful Sustainability Reports
(Thursday - November 13, 2014)
Source: Thomasnet - More than 90 percent of the world’s most profitable organizations engage in some form of sustainability reporting. It’s not so much a chicken-or-the-egg question to ask whether organizations that have achieved sustainability...

Sustainability in Focus

Integrated Reporting: The Goal of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
(Friday - November 14, 2014)
Source: Reuters - The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board organized in 2011 with the specific goal of getting sustainability data directly into the hands of U.S. public investors. The organization, through its standards, seeks the addition...

Corporate Sustainability Is Corporate Excellence
(Friday - November 14, 2014)
Source: Forbes - Erika Karp, CEO of Cornerstone Capital, uses ‘corporate sustainability’ and ‘corporate excellence’ interchangeably. She is not alone, as her view that sustainability “should be core to the business, and not in a corner” continues...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links. Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of November 17, 2014


Keywords: Media & Communications | Business & Trade | Corporate Social Responsibility | GRI sustainability | Governance & Accountability Institute | Sustainability Business | Sustainable Enterprises | Sustainable Solutions | Technology | Webinar